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news and comment online on screen twenty four hours a day this is. violence has broken out in egypt tonight as clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of the deposed president morsy at least six people are said to have been killed and dozens injured nationwide well these are live pictures from the egyptian capital very close to here square and islamist backers a staging mass protests over the coup that ousted the country's leader morsy supporters are said to be approaching tout his square where he did president's opponents they're rallying there at the moment well earlier the military was accused of farting at demonstrators the army denied using live rounds saying they used rubber bullets and tear gas me hearties middle east correspondent is in the egyptian capital following the escalating situation. the confrontation took place as a group of demonstrators pushed their way forward to the headquarters of the republican
guard now going to. i have witnesses one of those killed managed to put up a poster of the deposed president on the barbed wire surrounding this building when he was shot in the head it is believed that president morsy and some fifty five members of his ouster parliament are currently inside the headquarter building the army however has denied using live ammunition it says it has only used blank rounds and tear gas the interior ministry also saying that they would no deaths reported in front of this building all of this is happening on a friday of rejection there are mass demonstrations happening across egypt the muslim brotherhood and other islamic speakers have called for their supporters to take to the streets to express their anger against the ousting of the four major imprisoned else is here in cairo there are thousands of protesters gathering in masses that the military also continues to round up the muslim brotherhood
leadership there are a risk warrants for some three hundred top islamize figures we know that dozens of them have already been arrested and that many of them are in hiding fearing that the hunt for them is on this at me is a sense of deja vu i mean it was only two years ago that hosni mubarak was ousted from power and now this week we see the same happening with his successor the point to have a nice to be made that mohamed morsi was elected by democracy that is the point he continues to make the point the court has continued to shout and they say that the only way to get rid of a democratically elected president is at the ballot box and also make the point that he's only been in power for one year and that he inherited a a system that was internally corrupt any needs to be given a full term of office to deal with this the entire country is in a state of high alert the police had frightened their presence particularly in the north and south sinai and in the suez earlier this morning there was an attack on
an airport there egypt is also closed its border with gaza for fear. third of finals and further attacks from there to be talking about a country that is not only facing internal division that is not easy to turn up voted it is just great for me. and you can follow marti's paul asli on twitter right now she's in the midst of those events in cairo and providing the latest updates from the country she's been tweeting that the muslim brotherhood supporters and chanting down with the military rule and promising more demonstrations while it's clear that those demonstrations now seem to be taking part taking place a little earlier we saw many demonstrators throwing projectiles as we saw some live pictures a little earlier from the city center there in egypt so those are the scenes at the moment very tense situation there in cairo let's get more on the situation in the country from political analysts marwan or bakri. the leader of the muslim
brotherhood vowed tonight that they will continue to protest until morsy is put back into power but that's not looking likely to happen is it. well i don't see it happening to be honest with deal. it happens i believe that the first democratically elected president of the history of egypt and believe what just took place and you just was was a full scale military call and. it couldn't have happened they say that. of course morsi is accused of completely and utterly failing in that year and he deserved to go and millions of protesters seem to agree with that clearly so is this not maybe a democratic process taking place where the people are being listened to. not if
this is not a democratic process that's taking place what happened is a military coup or nothing but a military coup president morsi was doing his very best however. that the media which was controlled by the remnants of the mubarak regime kept on mobilizing the masses against him and the other people who are in control of every day life activities in egypt who manufactured problems for egyptians that to just get them to hate the brotherhood and the in my in my opinion the biggest mistake that president morsi did made was that he allowed those. media activists or those t.v. stations to continue to mobilize the message against him look what the military did as soon as they deposed president morsi they shut down all the islamic.
t.v. stations and they're on the. hundreds of the the ships of the muslim brotherhood one of the tangible results of his tenure so far is the economy and of course that is one of the. he huge huge debt and with a very corrupt the. bureaucracy and it takes time takes more than a year for sure and by the way i do not believe that most even got the full hear most is actual presidency didn't. mid august so it was more like
a ten months or nine months presidency because until the middle of august of last year when he paused the. field-marshal week he didn't really have control of the country until that point i just very easily if i can a word if you go you'll hear just very briefly in a word what is your prediction for the future now are we perhaps escalating to a stage of civil war we're seeing a lot of tension now just briefly what's the near future holding briefly. i don't i don't believe it's still a thing to a civil war level because egypt is not if if that's a comparison the egyptian. people have a different nature the more mild tempered the more moderate in general than elsewhere so you know we are not headed to a civil war brucie thank you very much indeed political analyst joining us live
there francs for your thoughts. five months and counting that's how long the inmates at the guantanamo bay prison have been refusing food to protest what they call in humane treatment more despite international outrage of the situation the hunger strike is showing no signs of ending today we're taking a closer look at why. so nearly two thirds of the inmates have now joined the protest against the indefinite detention without trial forty five of those prisoners are being strapped to a chair and having nutrients forced down their nose twice a day the government says the procedure is done in the most humane way possible and it's trying to prevent death by using it and he's going to look at how the controversial practice is actually carried out and what the prisoners say about it . the u. one cost to the u.s.
to stop force feeding guantanamo hunger strikers the practice is against international law and is seen by many as a form of torture and here is one thing first the guards strap a detainee down to a chair like this one then they put a mask over his face so that the detainee can't move bite or spit and the nurse snakes the feeding tube into nasal cavity the feeding tube which is roughly the size of a pens incorporates or this or this is not an actual feeding tube but it gives you an idea and this area is very rich in nerve endings in patients report extreme pain during the procedure and the nurse pushes the tube further down the throat creating a tightness that makes breathing difficult at that point patients typically feel pressure on their chest along some say it feels like they were drowning then the staff taped the troop to the detainees nose so that they can bite or swallow it and then two cans of nutritional substances are being funneled
through the tube now we wrote to guantanamo and asked whether they use an anesthetic for this seemingly painful procedure here's the response typically not however it is available if the detainees request that most detainees prefer to use standard all of oral to lubricate through to us of us are trying to make it sound like it's not as bad but here is how one of the detainees a yemeni man somewhere in r.g. office on the bell describes what force feeding actually feels like i will never forget the first time they passed a feeding tube up my nose i can't describe how painful it is to be force fed this way as it was thrust it made me feel like throwing up i want to do it but i couldn't there was getting in my chest throat and stomach i had never experienced such pain before i would not wish this cruel punishment upon anyone we also asked the kuantan officials how many detainees resist the procedure and how many give their consent to it and when. back saying the majority of the detainees report
compliantly and do not resist detainees are given a choice to eat a hot meal drink the liquid new trend or be enthralled fad believe taney see the choice differently take a listen. when they come to force me into the chair if i refuse to be tied up they call the team so i have no choice either i can exercise my right to protest my detention and be beaten up or i can submit to pay in full force feeding for most people these detainees are out of sight out of mind as sudden as it is they see physical suffering as the only way to draw the world's attention to their plight we can't hear their voices but here's what they write i'm doing this because i want to know my destiny i cannot abide not knowing anymore i just hope that because of the paid we are suffering the eyes of the world will once again look to guantanamo before it is too indefinite detention is the worst form of torture respect us or kill us it's your choice the u.s.
must take off its mask and kill us the obama administration doesn't want inmates to die but neither is it in a rush to give the detainees their lives back in washington i'm going to check on around one hundred forty people from the u.s. navy's medical personnel are performing these procedures to frank all an old he believes that these medics have been negligent and abusive towards the detainees only because they are following orders from the military. the regime which the joint task force for guantanamo has written for the cleveland of these people requires truly abusive care and also is involves the use of medicines which are dangerous they are not allowed to behave like doctors and are compelled by the military hierarchy to behave like jailers in particular several of them have commented to me through their lawyers that when they ask the
doctors for example to stop the environmental manipulation which leaves them freezing you know each or waking them at night for various disturbances the doctor says they have no power to do anything and as one of them's one of the hunger strikers what is the point of a doctor like that. well earlier i spoke to new tenant colonel barry when god he's a military lawyer representing one of the inmates on hunger strike and he told me that keeping the prison operating is purely a political move with washington ignoring the fact the vast majority of inmates have no charges against them at all. ninety eight percent of these men eleven and a half years later have no charges against them let me say that again i think that's a critical point ninety eight percent of these men have no allegations against them let alone them ever hoping to get a trial that's ninety eight percent the military has promised us that they can do
up to twenty prosecutions two zero prosecutions of the seven hundred seventy nine men who've been held there over half of which even today over half or cleared for release so to say we can't release them because they might do something in the future is completely ridiculous look we understand that guantanamo bay is there because we're fighting the emotion of terror internationally but that the fact that we're fighting something that can't be conquered and the fact that one ton of obey remains open is still unjust and should be rectified immediately we can't allow this in this humanitarian violation to continue i think there's a sense in washington d.c. that you know we don't care whether these men did anything or not they're going to stay in guantanamo bay forever because it's good for us politically in that is completely the wrong answer you know if president obama wanted to he could at least attempt to stop the hunger strike i was then guantanamo bay last week and i saw no indication of any action to even end the hunger strike let alone send these men
back home or give them justice in some form. well the united states is running up quite a bill by keeping guantanamo bay open to one hundred fifty million dollars per year that is how much the pentagon is spending on the facility now that's roughly a million per prisoner and compare that to the costs of regular inmates helles within the u.s. you're seeing here on the screen to put that in to perspective the average american citizen makes nearly eighteen times less than that and what the government pays for each guantanamo prisoner well do stay tuned because we'll be covering all things want to move throughout the day will be talking to former prisoners their lawyers and ex-military personnel about the situation there at the facility. this is not a surprise to me that we. during a time of budget cuts we spend one hundred and fifty million dollars each year to imprison one hundred sixty six people did most become
a symbol of around the world for america the quotes the evil. little stories ahead for you including outrage in south america triggered by the grounding of the bolivian presidential plane with the president but rather is saying he's ready to close the u.s. embassy in his country claiming washington pressuring europe to block his. coming up after the break. language of all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports from. the pollution and no i will leave that to the state department to comment on your latter part of the month to say it's ok because on the docket no. thank you no more weasel words. when you question the
prepared for a change when you have to. be ready for. freedom of speech. and the freedom to cost. continues here in r.t. latin american leaders have been infuriated by the recent grounding of the bolivian presidential plane condemning it as a slap in the face for the region they've been rallying in support of their
colleague even when ali's whose plane was rerouted over suspicions the n.s.a. leaker edward snowden was on board well they're now demanding an apology from france italy portugal and spain well your condemn their actions as political terrorism to the international right of asylum and a harsh comment here from venezuela the u.s. elite rules europe so they say and the president of argentina said it was curious that we're on his plane was grounded by those who used to talk about protecting international rights while the ecuadorian president said it felt as though they are being treated like a colony and the bolivian president himself has said that he's even ready to shut the american embassy in his country. little but. we will clearly examine it and if it's necessary we will close the u.s. embassy in bolivia we do not need the american embassy we don't need their cooperation diplomatic relations which while they conspire against us from within
our country and from the outside my hand won't shake to close the u.s. embassy we've got dignity we've got sovereignty with the u.s. we're better politically and democratically without the i.m.f. and world bank we're better economically so we do not need them. was spain says it and other countries were told that snowden was on board that plane but it's refused to say where the information came from despite south american leaders claiming washington's hand was behind the diversion the u.s. has remained quiet policy and development specialist part of the phone says that the us has built a global power system where sovereignty is in question the rules of international law have been told to be. shaken. i would say since nine hundred eighty nine on. to a level that even among the western powers now there is a situation where someone is more equal than others and the possibility of
a sovereign state to adopt a decision regarding assad or protection of a certain individual are completely put aside. to favor the major interests of the center of the imperial system which is washington in this case. the grounding of the plane in europe comes hot on the heels of revelations about the vast snooping activities of the us which targeted e.u. officials and citizens and moved by europe's authorities therefore has certainly raised eyebrows according to investigative reporter dave lindorff. it's quite astonishing to me to see how the leaders in europe germany and france and several other countries spoke out angrily at finding out that they were being spied on that their embassies were being spied on in washington that the e.u. off system cells in europe were being spied on and then all of a sudden they they all flat out said first of all they would not grant asylum to
snowden who led them to know all that and then they caved in on this flight that they thought was carrying snowden i think what was happening was the u.s. probably told them about a plane that had snowden on it and didn't bother to tell them that it was a presidential flight. meanwhile the man who blew the whistle on n.s.a. surveillance is still stranded in a moscow airport struggling to get asylum he's now applied to six small countries according to wiki leaks which says they are not being named to avoid interference from the u.s. well you can head to r.t. dot com right now to follow the unfolding snowden saga. iceland's parra party wants the whistleblower to be given citizenship to save him from legal limbo in the transit lounge and. scientists are getting excited about a new out of this world discovered this is another story on by an existence of space wind at two r.t. dot com to learn more about that phenomenon. france is
under fire over its alleged sweeping surveillance program a french version of the infamous american prism government officials are rejecting media reports that all e-mails text messages phone calls and social network posts are being monitored by intelligence services however according to the french daily huge amounts of data has been gathered and stored in a giant underground bunker beneath paris newspaper quoted an unnamed source saying the national spy agency records the time place and identities of those talking the operation is believed to be aimed at terrorist cells but is actually targeting everyone well let's talk more on this with alex schoolgirl he's political analyst of the french news website. alex french officials are saying that these allegations published in the mourned were inexact that's their words what do they mean by that. i think they will. actually complain about the wait the turn at least. as of been reporting this
this truth. we know did we did especially try to crusade be in in a small detail with attorneys who are saying the truth is that to. basically what we see in the usa with prison is basically what we have and for us the french state is a space on its own citizens and is collecting telephone internet. emails. web browsers facebook etc etc that d'etat on on on on french citizens in four centers all around the world there was one in sunlight in the west in the sosa's of prose or is one near paris the recent one in some summary guy actually in the. coop and there is one in the indian ocean in the make it. was that they are covering the whole world and best thing on france it
isn't something also on everywhere. on the everyone around the world so no doubt the french people are accusing all land on the french authorities of hypocrisy how the paris authorities now actually justifying this surveillance activity. they they're saying that it's to quibble they're saying that it's so really. i mean the surveillance he's actually done according to zillow the really tricky thing is that this low is actually a low from ninety nine to one and in india tickle number twenty or the slow it is said that there is absolutely zero parliamentary of you on the. position of of that or from it's of from french citizens if the debt is from satellites communication so clearly there is no of the view there is no claim of
the real of you of what the secret service is collecting on friskies ins and on for ears of course those security agents who are saying they're doing this purely for security reasons it's for the benefit and for clearly state security and personal security so if people got nothing to hide at all french citizens places that there is some sort of surveillance going on to protect them. well that question obviously went down well because. he's just disappeared you don't want to answer that one well i'm sure he did want to up for that one but sadly he couldn't so that's a shame that's out of school but he's a political analyst of the french news website. now this is all to live in moscow with a news team with more for you in just over half an hour with more on guantanamo up next n.s.a. revelations and reaction from washington in cross talk but as i say all guantanamo bay special coverage continues after that in half an hour from now stay with us.
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hello and welcome across the uk we're all things are considered i'm peter lavelle spies are us and us in this case is the us and it finds on just about everyone in the world including its so-called friends and allies washington seeks total global information dominance and this is being done we're told to fight care wouldn't it be better if the us monitored its intelligence community rather than snoop on the rest of us. to cross the global information dominance i'm joined by t.j. walker in new york he is a syndicated t.v. commentator and in london we cross jim killick he.